Utility Trailer Manufacturing, a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, announced ConMet Preset Plus wheel end hubs as the standard base specification on all Utility trailer models on April 9.
The ConMet Preset Plus features an optimized bearing spacer, long-life bearings that are engineered to withstand demanding operating conditions, an integrated spindle nut that makes installation easier and improves wheel end clamp load to maintain proper endplay, precision machined casting, extended life seals, ABS tone ring, magnetic fill plug, and easy access fill hole. The ConMet Preset Plus hubs come with an 8-year warranty and are available in aluminum and iron, drum and air-disc brake options for both TP and TN axle configurations.
Ken Kelley, Vice President of Trailer, Tier1, Fleet & Service for ConMet added, “Our ConMet Preset Plus hubs are the standard position across all major truck OEMs. Recently, this technology has been gaining momentum in the trailer market with fleets focusing on reduced lifecycle costs and ease of installation and maintenance for trailers. Additionally, a common wheel end technology between truck and trailers simplifies service procedures and technician training.”